Tuesday Tips: Columbia Business School MBA Essay Tips

By - Jun 24, 10:44 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia’s updated essay questions are consistent with last year, with a new video about Columbia and New York City as a defining feature. As usual, Columbia is highly concerned about fit and your knowledge of the program. Before you get started with this set of...

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MBA Grads Still Need to Master Social Media

By - Jun 24, 10:32 AM   Comments [0]

While we all know social media use has exploded over the past decade, some MBA graduates are still operating like its 1999 when it comes to maximizing its benefits from a professional standpoint. In BusinessWeek’s latest article on working social media at the beginning of your...

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Boost Your Candidacy with a Pre-MBA Prep Plan

By - Jun 24, 10:06 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re thinking seriously about attending business school in a few years, I have great news for you. Three years is ample time to do several things that will strengthen your MBA application and make you a much more desirable candidate at the top-ranked schools. In...

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2014 B-School Grads Flock to Jobs in Tech, Healthcare, and Manufacturing

By - Jun 24, 09:16 AM   Comments [0]

A GMAC press release presents the results of the most recent global student exit survey (of 3049 grads from 111 schools who responded in February and March), revealing that those students seeking jobs in traditional fields like consulting, products/services, and finance/accounting were more likely to...

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MBA Essay Writing Tips – Part II

By - Jun 24, 09:09 AM   Comments [0]

Most MBA programs have already published their updated essay questions for Fall 2015. Writing the MBA application essays is usually the hardest part of the MBA admission process. In the next few weeks we’ll bring here a few MBA essay tips and guidelines to help...

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HBS 2014 Class Profile

By - Jun 24, 08:13 AM   Comments [0]

Let’s take a look at who comprises the 2014 incoming class at Harvard Business School (from the HBS site): • Percent admitted: 12% • Percent of women: 41% • Percent of international applicants: 35% • Median GMAT: 730 • Complete GMAT range (lowest and highest scores): 580-790 (note that there...

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Michigan Ross 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 24, 07:28 AM   Comments [0]

Ross completely redid the essay part of its MBA application this year. Getting rid of its long-standing goals essay, a fairly new "elevator pitch" question, and a question about dealing with frustrating or disappointing situations, it added two questions on achievements. The overall word count...

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GMAT Question of the Day (June 24): Probability and Sentence Correction

By - Jun 24, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (DS) The bowl contains chips of red and green color and no chips of any other color. If two chips are drawn from the basket at random without replacement, what is the probability that both chips will be green? 1. 20% of all chips in the...

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So Many Choices! What to Consider When Choosing MBA Programs

By - Jun 23, 12:02 PM   Comments [0]

Finding MBA programs and shortlisting programs is as much art as it is science. But there are some things you should always keep in mind when doing research! Applying to business school is a big investment. Aside from buying a house, it’s probably the biggest one...

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Duke Fuqua 2014-2015 Essay Topics

By - Jun 23, 09:49 AM   Comments [0]

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business has announced the essay questions for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions cycle. Required Short Answer Questions Instructions: Answer all 3 of the following questions. For each short answer question, respond in 250 characters only (the equivalent of about 50 words). What are your...

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